Older blog entries for carol (starting at number 1)

i keep having tv flashbacks, and it has been rough. i think that my 5th anniversery without tv is May 18, so i blame these flashbacks on that. similarly, it takes 6 weeks for an aspirin to fully leave your system.

there is one episode in M*A*S*H that keeps popping into my thoughts over and over again; one of the later episodes when Margaret Houlihan was married to Donald Penobscott. Margaret was anxious to hear that her leave is approved and tears apart Radars immaculate office screaming "Donald needs me!" for most of the episode. fun stuff! i don't remember much about Donald Penobscott, just that he drove a jeep into the camp sometimes and smoked a cigar. better than frank burns i guess ...

this sure seems like a lot to go through simply to discuss a favorite scene from an old movie, but some things are worth a little effort.

the movie is Other Peoples Money with danny devito, as well as some other noteable actors. the critics were not as fond of the movie as i was.

the scene i keep thinking about is the scene where the wife of the family owned company (piper laurie) was appealing to "larry the liquidator" not to break up the steel cable company. after she left the room, danny devito artfully patted himself on the back and complimented himself for bringing the best out in people.

and he deserved this pat on the back.

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